No Liberation Here (1977)

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(Recorded October 1977) Punk / metal meets Chicago urban blues with a burlesque rhythmical flare. The self deprivation, hatred and guilt based on complete ostracism from society is expressed in lyrically graphic, pummeling shame, beginning with the opening line, "I am feeling like I need some abuse."

lyrics

No Liberation Here (1977)

I am feeling like I need some abuse
Throw me round the room let me be misused
I don’t feel right
No liberation here

Rub my nose in doggie’s duty today
Please embarrass me so I’ll be ashamed
I cannot be proud
No liberation here

I have close to no pride
Which way?
Where is the bathroom?
I will do my duty here
Where’s the disease infested toilet seat that I can plunge in deep?
Bury my head and face in crappy toilet water in shit

Let me kiss the one with bad breath that reeks
Let my tongue caress the rotted brown teeth
I can’t walk with my head held high
No liberation here

I can’t look at myself with pride or joy
Every night I’m filled with fright
I look all up and down
Behold what a sight
Mother nature secretly told me this is not right
Well my darling let’s see what I can be
When my body does defy the basic birds and bees

There’s a couple who wear fry boots today
And they make good love in the outdoors today
Love in the great outdoors
How does it feel to be free in the great outdoors?

I have close to no pride
Which way?
Where is the bathroom?
I will do my duty here
Where’s the disease infested toilet seat that I can plunge in deep?
Bury my head and face in crappy toilet water in shit

I don’t feel right
No liberation here
I cannot be proud
No liberation here
I can’t walk with my head held high
No liberation here
I don’t feel right
I’m a prisoner
I’m a prisoner
I’m a prisoner
I cannot be proud
I have nothing to be proud of
I am not proud
I am not proud
I can’t walk with my head held high
No liberation here

Written in 1977 by Skafish
© 1977 Skafish (Skafish Music/BMI)

credits

from What's This? 1976​-​1979, track released April 1, 2008
Personnel:
Skafish – Lead Vocals, Piano
Larry Mazalan – Guitar, Lead Guitar, Vocals<br/>
Karen Winner – Guitar<br/>
David Prochazka – Electric Piano,<br/>
Spoken Vocal &quot;Which Way?&quot;<br/>
Greg Sarchet – Bass Guitar<br/>
Larry Mysliwiec – Drums, Tambourine<br/>
(Breath vocal effects by entire band)

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Skafish Chicago, Illinois

Chicago and Indiana's first punk, new wave, alternative, indie and underground rock artist, and a pioneer of these art forms internationally. Skafish made his first record in 1970, has released 7 LP’s, toured/performed with such artists as The Police, Ramones, Iggy Pop, XTC, UB-40, Stranglers, The Cramps, English Beat, Sha Na Na, Scorpions, & U-2, and appeared in the film "Urgh! A Music War! ... more

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